Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate

Spring Meeting attendees visit Brandywine Realty Trust's 1900 Market during the tour, “A Tale of Two Trusts: Changing the West Market Dynamic” on Wednesday April 20, 2016 as part of the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The 2016 Spring Meeting tour titled "A Tale of Two Trusts: Changing the West Market Dynamic" was held April 20 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Learning in Real Time: Experts Share Their Forecasts for Real Estate in 3 YearsAnalysis

Research, Networking, Insight, Analysis

The ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate was founded in 2009 with a mission to promote understanding of the real estate capital markets and provide leadership in fostering a healthy and productive real estate capital markets sector. ULI currently is engaged in real estate finance and capital market activities and programs across the organization, and the Center is integrally involved in developing, guiding, and/or showcasing both ongoing and new programs.

The Center’s current focus is on tracking, analyzing, and exploring real estate investment trends globally. The Center pursues this via publications and events on emerging trends in real estate around the world, through conferences and forums on capital market and investment issues, through data gathering and analysis via barometer and forecast publications, and through articles and interviews in Urban Land magazine. These efforts provide timely information to members and the broader real estate community, create opportunities for members to learn and make important connections, and generally contribute to improved professionalism and better understanding among participants in the real estate finance and investment community.

Working with partners, sponsors, and supporters, the Center will vigorously pursue these activities to ensure that it is both a significant contributor to ULI’s mission and financial stability, and will continue as a respected national thought-leader on capital markets and real estate.

Updates and News

Niche Neighborhoods & Economic Diversity Drive Austin to Top in Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2017


Niche neighborhoods and economic diversity are driving forces behind the strong showing of this year’s top ten U.S.…

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Real Estate Economists Expect Continued Declines in Real Estate Growth Rates, According to a New ULI Semi-Annual Real Estate Market Survey


Following six years of growth, commercial property transaction volume is expected to decline over the next three years…

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Reaching for the Future: Creative Finance for Smaller Communities

Creative Finance Cover

As traditional sources of funding have changed or declined, entrepreneurial public and private leaders are figuring out how…

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Commercial Property Transaction Volume Expected to Decline Over Next Three Years, According to a New ULI Semi-Annual Real Estate Market Forecast


Commercial property transaction volume is expected to decline over the next three years to $475 billion in 2018,…

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Amidst Continued Strong Capital Flows In Europe, the Real Estate Industry Focuses on Contending with Disruptive Forces and Meeting the Needs of Occupiers


Rapidly changing demands of occupiers and the disruptive forces of technology, demographics, social change, and rapid urbanisation are…

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Real Estate Performance in Asia Reflects Abundance of Capital Flowing to Core Space and a Flight to Safe Haven Markets, Says Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2016


Real estate activity in Asia next year will reflect a continuation of trends seen in 2015 – an…

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Acceleration of Small Business Job Growth is Altering U.S. Commercial Real Estate Industry, Says New PwC US and ULI Forecast


The commercial real estate industry is increasingly focused on the needs of small firms employing fewer than 50…

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New ULI Semi-Annual Forecast for Real Estate Market Less Bullish, But Still Foresees Continued Economic Expansion Through 2017

Consensus Forecast

The real estate market is projected to continue expanding at healthy and fairly steady levels for 2015 through…

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As the Chinese Mainland’s Real Estate Markets Slowly Recover, Investors Are Cautiously Optimistic about Investment and Development Prospects, Says ULI Survey


Investors are cautiously optimistic about investment and development prospects in the Chinese Mainland’s Tier 1 and leading Tier…

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Who We Are

Anita Kramer
Senior Vice President
ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate

Eva Su
ULI Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate


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